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Is Security A Conversation-Stopper?, Jonathan C. Herington Apr 2017

Is Security A Conversation-Stopper?, Jonathan C. Herington

Center for Engagement and Community Development

Security is a politically powerful concept. When someone claims that their security is threatened, it often feels as if we should stop talking and start acting. This is a mistake. The ambiguity of "security" requires us to ask: What goods do we want to secure? How much insecurity are we willing to tolerate? What other values are we willing to sacrifice in order to secure those goods? The invocation of security is just the beginning of the conversation.


"Touchy Topics" In The Classroom, Amelia J. Hicks Apr 2017

"Touchy Topics" In The Classroom, Amelia J. Hicks

Center for Engagement and Community Development

We, as educators, want to give students the opportunity to think through the questions that matter most to them. But many of us also avoid those discussions, fearing that those questions are "too touchy" for the classroom. How can we facilitate productive discussions of those questions without inviting chaos in the classroom?


The Lunchbox: A Program Of Community Core, Ross M. Allen, Zev A. Allen Apr 2016

The Lunchbox: A Program Of Community Core, Ross M. Allen, Zev A. Allen

Center for Engagement and Community Development

Community CORE, a nonprofit organization out of Soldier, Kansas, works to mitigate childhood hunger in the community through “The Lunchbox,” a summer food program for students on free-and reduced-lunch.